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  • His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche to teach in Memphis, Tennessee Paid Member

    His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is giving two days of teachings in Memphis, Tennessee at the Pema Karpo Meditation Center later this month. Pema Karpo is headed by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche, a student of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Jenny Phillips on The Dhamma Brothers Paid Member

    Jenny Phillips is a cultural anthropologist, psychotherapist, and a documentary filmmaker. She is the director of this month's selection at the Tricycle Film Club, The Dhamma Brothers, a film that follows a 10-day meditation retreat in Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison outside Birmingham, Alabama. Listen to Tricycle's Sam Mowe speak with Phillips about the meditation program at Donaldson, the effects that the program has on participants, and the possibility of meditation entering other prisons. More »
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    Jeff Bridges to co-write book of Zen and Dudely teachings with Bernie Glassman Paid Member

    By way of Danny Fisher and Rod Meade Sperry at Shambhala SunSpace, some news comes our way: Pick up your Sioux City Sarsparilla or White Russian (Caucasian) and mosey on over to take a gander at this: More »
  • What does it mean to be Awake in the World? You Tell Us! Paid Member

    All right all ye professional, budding, and smart phone-wielding videographers out there. Now is your chance to bully all your friends into just one more artistic project and make some solid money in the process. All you have to do is create a film—5 minutes or less—that explores the question, "what does it mean to be awake in the world?" Tricycle is partnering with BuddhaFest Film Festival to bring you a Short Films Showcase competition with a top prize of $1,000...and the bragging rights that you are officially the one who knows best of all what it means to be awake in the world. (Kidding about that last.) THE PRIZES: If you enter: A free one-year membership to Tricycle! Worth it. Totally worth it. More »
  • Tricycle Talks: Interview with Digital Dharma Director Dafna Yachin Paid Member

    Today's Tricycle Talk is with Dafna Yachin, the producer, writer, and director of Digital Dharma, a documentary chronicling the Tibetan cultural preservation efforts of E. Gene Smith. Smith was no James Bond or Jason Bourne, but his mission was just as epic: the recovery, preservation, and digitization of 20,000 Tibetan Buddhist and Bonpo texts. Battling Chinese bureaucracy and personal health issues along the way, Smith managed in 2008 to deliver hard and flash drives containing 12,000 precious texts to monasteries all over Nepal and India. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and E. Gene Smith, with a hard drive containing 12,000 texts. More »
  • Announcing the BuddhaFest Short Films Showcase Paid Member

    What does it mean to be "Awake in the World"? Tricycle and BuddhaFest are partnering to present a showcase of short films. Send in your video interpretation of 5 minutes or less on what it means to be awake in the world. Top prize is $1,000. Be creative. Be unique. Use your imagination as well as your heart. Winners will be featured at the BuddhaFest Film Festival in Washington, DC on June 14-17, as well as online here at tricycle.com.Details here. More »